Sackett's Land: A Novel by LOUIS L'AMOURSackett's Land: A Novel by LOUIS L'AMOUR

Sackett's Land: A Novel


Mass Market Paperback | October 3, 2000

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After discovering six gold Roman coins buried in the mud of the Devil’s Dyke, Barnabas Sackett enthusiastically invests in goods that he will offer for trade in America. But Sackett has a powerful enemy: Rupert Genester, nephew of an earl, wants him dead. A battlefield promise made to Sackett’s father threatens Genester’s inheritance. So on the eve of his departure for America, Sackett is attacked and thrown into the hold of a pirate ship. Genester’s orders are for him to disappear into the waters of the Atlantic. But after managing to escape, Sackett makes his way to the Carolina coast. He sees in the raw, abundant land the promise of a bright future. But before that dream can be realized, he must first return to England and discover the secret of his father’s legacy.
Louis L'Amour is the only American-born novelist in history to receive both the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. He published ninety novels, thirty short-story collections, two works of nonfiction, a memoir, Education of a Wandering Man, and a volume of poetry, Smoke from This Altar. There are more than 3...
Title:Sackett's Land: A NovelFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 6.85 × 4.17 × 0.56 inPublished:October 3, 2000Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0553276867

ISBN - 13:9780553276862


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Swashbuckling Teen Adventure Sackett's Land is a solid, junior/intermediate historical, swashbuckling adventure set at the beginning in the fens of Cambridgeshire, Britain and later in the rough, new world of America. It is a time of seafaring, sword fighting, and a sometimes fickle and vain ruling class used to having its own way. Our young hero, Barnabas Sackett, narrates the story of how his rebellious nature brought him to have an urgent need to escape England, and with a few accidentally discovered old gold Roman coins and a sturdy companion, he decides to become a merchant in the colonies. Son of a soldier and brought up on tales of adventure and honour, Barnabas is resourceful and brave as well as cautious and suspicious. He also has a temper which is what lands him in difficulty in the first place. Barnabas faces many dangers along the way and has many close calls but also is able to forge strong alliances that help him in his quest for freedom and a new life. First in a series from prolific author Louis L'Amour, this is an engaging book full of the atmosphere and details of the early settling of America, the American Indian, and the early pioneers. It is based on a real family "with true and factual experiences" from the Isle of Ely in Cambridgeshire. I think it is a book (and series) that will hold great appeal for young people, especially boys, and will bring this time period with its class system and seafaring exploration to life in a very compelling way.
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the Sackets What a great story and family. Louis L'Amour makes the Sackets so real that it's hard to believe that they never existed.
Date published: 2015-02-17

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Barnabas Sackett flees Elizabethan London, and comes face-to-face with peril in the American wilderness.